General Fishkeeping

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  1. What the fish? - January 2020
    What the fish? - January 2020

    This month Tappers takes a sideways glance at the use and abuse of tiny tanks. The aquaria might have got smaller but the fishes haven’t...

  2. Fresh off the Net - January 2020
    Fresh off the Net - January 2020

    In this month's ‘fishue’ of Fresh Off The Net, Stuart Ashley talks about planning for the New Year, some of the new products you can look forward to seeing in our stores and online in 2020 as well as some of the ways in which Maidenhead Aquatics is doing our bit to help the environment.

  3. This Month's Review Winner
    This Month's Review Winner

    Our review competition winner this month is Edward James who receives a £50 Maidenhead Aquatics voucher to spend at his chosen store! Find out how you could be our lucky winner next month.

  4. Fresh off the Net - December 2019
    Fresh off the Net - December 2019

    Stuart Ashley introduces the first in a new series of features where each month we will be looking at new and exciting product to be hitting the shelves over the coming months.

  5. What the Fish?  - December 2019
    What the Fish? - December 2019

    This month we introduce a new feature from our resident fish geek Tappers, mostly to stop him ranting about things in the office. This month he shares his thoughts on the trends and fashions that have come and gone, fuelled by the quest for less natural beauty in what’s already an amazing and diverse group of animals. 

  6. Aqua 2019 -  New Product Spotlight
    Aqua 2019 - New Product Spotlight

    The team from Maidenhead Aquatics visited this year's Aqua trade show in Telford to check out the latest product releases and aquatic innovations for the coming year from the industy's leading suppliers. Here's our round-up of some of the products that caught our eye and which you can look forward to seeing online and instore soon.

  7. Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Fintastic Fishkeeping Dads
    Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Fintastic Fishkeeping Dads

    Father’s Day (16th June, 2019) is just around the corner, and if you are still struggling for gift ideas for your aquatic-loving Dad, you have come to the right place! No matter what you budget, we have put together our top gift ideas to help you say thank you to your Dad this Father’s Day.

  8. Japanese Koi Buying Trip
    Japanese Koi Buying Trip


    Each year a group of our partners travel to Japan to visit the koi breeders and to select the best koi to stock our shops and fulfill our customer orders. Take a look at our photo diary and find out what we got up to on this year's trip.

  9. What's Coming in 2019?
    What's Coming in 2019?
    Maidenhead Aquatics would like to thank all of our valued customers for helping to make 2018 such an incredible year. We can’t wait to continue with you all on your fishkeeping journeys in 2019.​
  10. New Year’s Resolutions for the Fishkeeper
    New Year’s Resolutions for the Fishkeeper

    Healthy fish make happy fishkeepers, and what better time to take stock of your fishes' wellbeing and health than the start of a New Year? Here are our top 10 suggestions for New Year's Resolutions for Fishkeepers that you can be sure your fish will thank you for.

  11. The Twelve Gifts of Christmas
    The Twelve Gifts of Christmas
    Looking for the ideal present for an aquatic-lover. You have come to the right place, as we know what Fishkeepers want! So, wonder no more, as we have put together our top 12 gift ideas for the Fishkeeper in your life.
  12. Christmas and New Year Opening Times and Delivery
    Christmas and New Year Opening Times and Delivery

    Check out our last delivery times before Christmas and stores and online operating hours and Customer Service availability over the festive period.

  13. Mighty Aphrodite
    Mighty Aphrodite
    Elusive, enchanting, bewitching and beautiful, Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love was certainly no slouch in the looks department.
  14. An Introduction to the Planted Aquarium
    An Introduction to the Planted Aquarium
    Aquatic plants exist in many of the biotopes that we may endeavour to recreate in our home aquariums.
  15. Your guide to Aquarium  Lighting
    Your guide to Aquarium Lighting
    ​Choosing the appropriate lighting for your aquarium may seem like a bit of a minefield
  16. Keeping Goldfish 101
    Keeping Goldfish 101
    ​Set out below are some basic guidelines for looking after your pet goldfish, with simple explanations as to their reasons. They're not foolproof, but should help you to avoid some of the common pitfalls that can occur. ​Set out below are some basic guidelines for looking after your pet goldfish, with simple explanations as to their reasons. They're not foolproof, but should help you to avoid some of the common pitfalls that can occur.
  17. Fish Health
    Fish Health
    Understanding how an aquarium and its filtration work to support aquatic life is fundamental in preventing disease outbreaks. The basics of aquatic life-support and water chemistry are the same whether you have a pond or aquarium.
  18. Fishkeeping is good for your health
    Fishkeeping is good for your health
    ​It's official: fishkeeping is good for your health!
  19. Smarter Fish Live Longer
    Smarter Fish Live Longer
    ​New research on guppies recently published in the journal Functional Ecology has found that larger brain sizes correlate to higher survival rates.
  20. UK Gardeners urged to set up Ponds
    UK Gardeners urged to set up Ponds
    ​Gardeners in the UK are being encouraged to set up ponds, simple pools, or bog gardens because sightings of our native amphibians have dramatically decreased.
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